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$48,900 RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AWARD
CASTLETON-Castleton biology and geology junior recently won a research fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The two-year, $48,900 award includes a paid summer internship at an EPA lab, tuition funding, and a stipend for both junior and senior years of study. The fellowship helps him continue his research into the effects of watershed degradation and other environmental protection issues.

CSC SORORITY?
Even though Castleton State College provides no financial support, no recognition, nor any other benefits, Emmalee Stier, Cailyn Jackson, and Kaity George continue on in the endeavors to organize new sorority Sigma Alpha Omega. They claim their women's group is different from stereotypical sororities, requiring community service, library hours, a certain GPA, and class attendance. The trio are talking to other students who are interested in joining and are planning community events in the future.

SUSTAINABILITY DAY
More than 80 CSC students grabbed trash bags and work gloves as they set out to clean up the town's streets in honor of National Sustainability Day. Because so many turned out, pick up crews needed to work less than an hour, bagging mostly beer bottles, cans, and plastic bottles, garnering three full bags on Glenbrook, Seminary, and South streets plus North Road.

HAUNTED TOURS
Castleton's untold past came to light as 32 theatre arts majors, the Alpha Psi Omega theatre honors society, hosted haunted Fine Arts Center tours recently. They told of grave robbing, transporting bodies through tunnels on their way to become 'training equipment' at the medical school.

LANI'S PICKS
Friday -Sunday, Nov. 9-11 - Poultney High's Drama Club presents The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie. Come unravel the mystery as strangers find themselves stranded together during a snowstorm, and find out that one of their number must be a murderer. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m.; Sunday, at 1.
Saturday, Nov. 10- Castleton Community Center Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 10- Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department invites all to its 44th Annual Wild Game & Chicken & Biscuit Supper, in the Pawlet Firehouse, 155 VT Rt. 133. Call 325-3495 for details.
Sunday, Nov. 11- American Legion Post #39, 72 S. Main St., hosts a breakfast buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. 265-7983.
Tuesday, Nov. 13- Tiny Theatre in Poultney shows beginning of the film series Food, Energy and the Environment at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 15- Castleton State College artist in residence Robin Spielberg,  pianist and vocalist; Kate MacLeod, fiddler, guitarist, and vocalist; and Catherine Bent, cellist, present a tapestry of early American music and its influence on American culture. 7 p.m.

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